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ONF recently launched a new virtual series that seeks to deliver valuable industry insights about the fast-growing open source movement for building next generation mobile and broadband infrastructures. The ONF Spotlight Series will incorporate a combination of virtual live and on-demand content that will be accessible to a broad audience across the globe.

The format for each ONF Spotlight includes at least three virtual Live Keynotes along with several pre-recorded plenary and track sessions. The Live Keynotes will be free and open to the public, while the pre-recorded content (including recordings of the live keynotes) will be available to ONF members first before being released (and promoted) publicly.

The ONF Spotlight Series schedule for 2020 will be: 

  • July – Broadband                                                  CFP Close – May 1, 2020 | Release Date - July 7 & 8, 2020 - View on-demand content
  • September – Mobile/5G                                       CFP Close – July 1, 2020 | Release Date - September 8 & 9, 2020 - On-demand content now available exclusively to ONF members
  • October – Edge Cloud                                           CFP Close – August 1, 2020 | Release Date - October 2020
  • November – SDN Infrastructure                          CFP Close – TBD | Release Date - TBD

How can you get involved? There are several ways: 

  • A Call for Proposals (CFP) is now open to invite presentations for panels, breakouts, as well as demonstrations for each Spotlight area of focus. A committee of industry experts together with the ONF technical team will review submissions and select the presentations to be included with each Spotlight forum. 
  • Consider sponsoring one particular Spotlight or the entire Series. 
  • Spread the word by inviting colleagues, friends, and others in your network to attend the Live Keynotes or submit content to the CFPs.

To access the recorded content during the ONF member-only period, you will need to register with a valid member company email address. 

We'd also like to extend a warm thank you to the ONF Spotlight Program Committee, a team of industry experts who have dedicated significant time to reviewing submitted content and moderating stimulating discussions/Q&A following presentations for the ONF Spotlight Series: 


  • David Bainbridge, Ciena
  • Andrea Campanella, ONF
  • Carmelo Cascone, ONF
  • Charles Chan, ONF
  • Roy Chua, AvidThink
  • Saurav Das, ONF 
  • Louis Donofrio, Comcast


  • Alireza Ghaffarkhah, Google
  • Amit Ghosh, Radisys
  • Alessio Giorgetti, Sant'Anna
  • Devjit Gopalpur, Google
  • Mahir Gunyel, Netsia
  • Mario Kind, Deutsche Telekom
  • Jian Li, SK Telecom


  • Khen Nursimulu, Ciena
  • Brian O'Connor, ONF
  • Larry Peterson, ONF
  • Timon Sloane, ONF
  • Bill Snow, ONF
  • Craig Stevens, Dell EMC
  • Oguz Sunay, ONF
  • Thomas Vachuska, ONF